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Title: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: Wildfyre on September 19, 2019 08:20:34 PM
Gallery - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=459491.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=459491.0)


This is a LONG swap.

This cannot be your first Craftster swap; no exceptions.

We reserve the right to refuse anyone. If you have swap feedback that shows a history of incomplete swaps, late sending, ill-communication, lack of tracking #'s, etc., we may refuse you. We want this to be a flake-free swap!





Swap name: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: Wildfyre
Co-Organizer -
Sign-up date range:   Sept 19-30
Date to send out Little Visitor: October 3rd
Send Visitor Back Home: Feb 29
Limited to a certain number of people?: 24
Restricted to people who all live in the same country? No
Additional age requirement? 21
Note: You MUST have a valid, reliable mailing address.

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES
Swap Organizer will check each PARTICIPANT to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one months: YES
- Has posted at least 30 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swap at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 21 years old: YES
- If within the US, understand that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES
An octopus has three hearts

 PLEASE READ EVERYTHING BEFORE SIGNING UP!

Details of swap:

LV = LITTLE VISITOR

You will send a Little Visitor (LV) to your partner by October 3rd.  You can send an optional biography (likes/dislikes/personality traits) if you would like to.

Here is a sample BIO from the one of the previous rounds:
http://thestuffmaker.livejournal.com/11346.html


You should work on finding/crafting/choosing your LV as soon as you are approved for the swap, since the send-outs are just a few days after partners are matched up.

Post a photo of your LV in the thread.

Once you are accepted into the swap you must post in the gallery frequently and communicate with your partner regularly until the end of the swap. If you are going to be away please let the organizers AND your partner know.

Once you receive your LV, show them around! You should visit at least 10 different areas/parts of town/activities so that they can get the real experience of your community.

You will be required to send at least 15 printed pictures in a scrapbook/journal type thing. Shutterfly (or similar) scrapbooks are great but please plan ahead so they arrive in time.

You are also required to send at least 4 souvenirs/ mementos from the LVs trip. The souvenirs can be crafted, bought, or both. Try to send souvenirs that are unique to your area!

Send your LV home by Feb 29th. It is a long time for the swap to go on, but we want to give the LVs as many excursions as possible!

IF YOU ARE MAILING WITHIN YOUR OWN COUNTRY, YOU MUST GET A TRACKING NUMBER when you send your own LV and when you send your partner's LV back home! If youíre mailing internationally, you MUST KEEP YOUR RECEIPT! And we require a picture or scan of the postal receipts so we can verify the date that you sent, and that you did in fact mail your LV to your partner.


To Reiterate:
* Post a photo of your LV in the thread
* Send your LV to your partner by October 3rd
* Provide proof of mailing to your partner and the organizer
* Take your LV around town and show them the sights!
* Keep your LV clean and undamaged - if something happens please check with your LV's "parent" before repairing or running them through the washing machine
* Post photos of your adventures in the gallery once every 2 weeks minimum
* Communicate with your partner often
* Make the scrapbook/journal and make or buy some souvenirs for the LV to remember its trip by.
* Mail the LV, the scrapbook/journal, and the souvenirs back to your partner by February 29th
* Contact organizers when you send/receive - you MUST supply Tracking# or receipt EVERY time you post something.

Hummingbirds are the only birds that can fly backward



Once you are matched up with your partner, please stay in contact with them! If you haven't heard from your partner in a while, please let us (organizers) know right away. I hope we don't have any flakers, but if we do, it's better if we catch them quickly.


THIS IS A COMPLICATED SWAP AND ITíS LONGER THAN MOST. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE read everything before you sign up, and make sure you can commit to everything.

THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND WHILE CHOOSING A STUFFY TO SEND
- Small is better than large. Not only do you have to ship it, your partner has to ship it back! Also, small LVs tend to be easier to haul around town than large ones. ALL LV's must be UNDER 8 inches tall by 6 inches wide.
- Please make sure your LV is durable enough to survive when traveling around in someone's bag, pocket, etc.  We don't want any injuries!
- swaps arenít perfect, and neither is the mail system. Please donít send something youíd be heartbroken to lose.
- Your partner might have allergies, so itís best not to send something your cat eats to cuddle up with or thatís been sitting on a shelf next to your incense collection!
- LV must be a stuffed animal

If you want to participate, PM me your info (see below) AND post here on the thread.

Please put ďLV SWAP ROUND 30- ApprovalĒ as the subject!!! Send your completed questionnaire to the organizer (Wildfyre). Failure to do so may delay your entry into the swap.

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap: Little Visitor Swap Round 30

Craftster username:

Email address:

Your real name:

Mailing address (as it would appear on a mailing label):

Would you be willing to ship to an address outside of your own country?

Would you prefer to ship to an address outside of your own country?

Please confirm that you are at least 21 years of age:

Do you have any allergies that would prevent you from exchanging your LV with smokers, pet owners etc.?

Do YOU have any FOOD allergies?

Is your LV from a home where people smoke?

Is your LV from a home with pets?

Name of LV:

Does your LV have a religious affiliation?

Does your LV have a political affiliation?

Would you like for your partner to include candy/foods from your area? (please look at your countries postal codes for sending/receiving food from outside of your country. Senders within the USA shouldn't have any problems)

Does your LV have any specific food restrictions (veggie/vegan/carnivore/cannibal)?

Does your LV have any phobias (heights, clowns, etc)?

Anywhere in particular (or any type of place) your LV would like to go? (I will try to match people up so that the LV will get to see something different from their home environment.)

Have you done this swap before? List previous partners/locations if you want your LV to go somewhere different:   NOTE - You MUST list ALL previous locations if you wish to avoid being partnered with a previous partner. If you don't mind repeats, don't worry about it.

Where do you live? (i.e. a rural town, a large city, etc...)?

What kinds of sights would you like your LV to see?

What kinds of sights will you take your LV to see?

Do you want your LV to come home exactly as sent, or can they experience the joy (and possible stress!) of body modifications while traveling? (ie piercing, tattoo, new hair style)

Are you of legal drinking age where you live? Is your LV?

What sort of creature/gender/species is your LV?

What size is your LV?

Any type of LV you would not like to host?

List here anything that might offend you or your LV: (ie, religion, politics, booze, food preferences, etc)

Do you have/have access to a camera?

Can you fulfill the 15 printed pictures requirement?

Can you send the 4 souvenirs/mementos? (these can be handmade or store-bought.)

Can you post a picture in the sign up thread of the LV you will be sending?

Anything else you would like to let your partner know?

Do you have a pinterest?
Blog/website?
Facebook/Instagram/Twitter,etc?

The following questions are to prove youíve read the entire sign-up post-
How many hearts does  an octopus have?
What is the only bird that can fly backwards?


*************************************************************************************

Approved Participants

wildfyre - Alaska USA
whatthepuck - North Carolina USA
phoenixfiredesigns - Florida USA
Smeddley - Kansas USA
Mountains and Clouds - Hawaii USA
BigBangMomma - Ohio USA
lurv2knit - Ohio USA
zcrafter - Pennsylvania USA
LadybugsAndBumblebees - New York USA
Eamea - Missouri USA
Deadbathducky - Australia
CraftCrazy13 - Tennessee USA
AlishaMisha - Maine USA
Audania1 _ California USA
Inselaeffchen - UK
seeuudee- UK


Partners

wildfyre - lurv2knit
Mountains and Clouds - phoenixfiredesigns
Smeddley - seeuudee
zcrafter - Eamea
BigBangMomma - LadybugsAndBumblebees
Deadbathducky - Inselaeffchen 
CraftCrazy13 - AlishaMisha
Audania1 - whatthepuck






Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on September 20, 2019 08:55:09 AM
I just PMed a friend to see if she would like to partner with me.  As soon as she answers, I will (or not) send in my q.


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: whatthepuck on September 20, 2019 10:33:57 AM
I took Amelia with me to Greenville SC. We stopped at the Peachoid water tower in Gaffney SC on the way home. She can't wait to go on her new adventure.



Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on September 20, 2019 12:18:07 PM
Meet Zoey! She's posing here with one of my kitty girls, Ginger (aka The FL÷÷F) This will be Zoey's first adventure and she is so looking forward to her upcoming trip!



Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: Inselaeffchen on September 20, 2019 02:53:34 PM
Mmmh... Not quite sure.if I'll sign up this.round... will mull it over.


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: BigBangMomma on September 21, 2019 12:22:06 PM
Zoey is adorable!


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: Smeddley on September 21, 2019 03:48:13 PM
Dani is ready for a new adventure!  Sending in application now!



Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: Wildfyre on September 21, 2019 07:26:55 PM
Woo hoo! 4 swappers signed up already  :D

One note for this round- I will be relocating back to Alaska full-time. So in November I'll be on a ferry for four days and out of cell phone range. But I'm working on getting a co-organizer so hopefully no one will even notice and everything will go smoothly.

I'll get a LV photo posted soon. Baranof is looking pretty worn, so I can't decide whether to send him again or get a new LV and give Baranof a round off  :)


Title: Re: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on September 21, 2019 09:59:20 PM
Zoey is adorable!
Thanks!! I saw her sitting in the craft store a couple months and immediately knew she was destined to be a LV! ;D She's been eager to get going on her first adventure!


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on September 21, 2019 11:28:45 PM


Woohoo, Iím back! I stole a photo from a previous round thread as I wonít be home until much later tonight.... I will be sending one of these two, Ipo and Iki. (Probably Ipo, the blue one.)


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: BigBangMomma on September 22, 2019 07:23:46 AM
I wasn't sure I'd be able to join this round, but it looks like I have space, so Mr. Sparkles is ready for a new adventure. Sending in my Q.





Title: Re: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: Wildfyre on September 22, 2019 08:13:07 AM
I just PMed a friend to see if she would like to partner with me.  As soon as she answers, I will (or not) send in my q.

We donít let people sign up with a partner anymore because it made partnering everyone else up really difficult.
But if you have a preference, please feel free to mention it on your questionaire and Iíll do my best  :)


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: Audania1 on September 22, 2019 08:19:27 AM
I need to think long and hard about who to send this round... Probably Rosco, though. It's been a while. I'll fill out my q later today and see. :-)


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: lurv2knit on September 22, 2019 08:37:11 AM


This is Perri! Sheís a gnome who wants to see the sights. Iíve tried to oblige, but things have been a bit difficult to make happen.



She has been to Branson Missouri and cedar point. Sheís disappointed to miss out on the fairs and the tractor and engine show thatís my family thing.

Iím anxious to send send her off as Iíll miss my travel companion. But with an  lv coming over and convincing Perriís sister to be a gracious host, I should be good.


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: zcrafter on September 22, 2019 08:43:22 AM
Perri is adorable! 

I just sent in my questionnaire. Flobot will be traveling again. She's quacking for joy! Here she is meeting a new ducky friend on her last TLV trip:



Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: Annchen on September 22, 2019 11:50:34 AM
Hosting a LV in the middle of moving sounds like pure madness, so Iíll sit this one out :(


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on September 22, 2019 05:17:02 PM
Ok, Wildfyre.  I didn't know that, but thanks for letting me know.  I'd still like to join.  I still need to send in my q.  But I wanted to share who I was planning on sending, she's just so cute!

Her name is SuzieQ  ;D and she was made for me by the talented gigglygirl!

Now, I got to thinking...I've been in previous rounds of this swap and I know on the questionnaire it asks if you would be ok with your LV getting a tattoo.  I have lots of tattoos, so I wanted to show you in case whoever I get paired with would like me to tattoo his/her LV with a copy of mine!  ;D  (DH took these photos and he took them way too close so they look absolutely terrible!  I promise, IRL, they look much better!)  Here goes:







And yes, they all have special meaning behind them for me.  And no, I really won't tattoo anyone's LV without his/her permission!  ;)


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on September 22, 2019 05:21:19 PM
Missed a tattoo....

(This one had me sitting for three hours!  I couldn't leave it out!)


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on September 22, 2019 05:24:27 PM
Perri is absolutely adorable!  I love all of it, especially her braids!  They make me giggle!  :D


Title: Re: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: Wildfyre on September 22, 2019 07:26:00 PM
Hosting a LV in the middle of moving sounds like pure madness, so Iíll sit this one out :(

I'm organizing it through a move to a remote island in Alaska.. so it can't be too crazy lol

Hope you come back next round and the move goes smoothly


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: lurv2knit on September 22, 2019 08:58:58 PM
Perri is absolutely adorable!  I love all of it, especially her braids!  They make me giggle!  :D

Thanks, I absolutely love the pattern and Iím making a community of them since I have a lot of sock yarn. Itís fun seeing ones with a beard and braids.


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: CraftCrazy13 on September 22, 2019 09:10:59 PM
I just sent in my questionnaire! My LV is named Daisy, and I will post a picture very soon! Iím in the middle of deep cleaning my apartment, and it is absolutely wrecked on every surface  :o


Title: Re: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: Inselaeffchen on September 23, 2019 02:36:19 AM


This is Perri! Sheís a gnome who wants to see the sights. Iíve tried to oblige, but things have been a bit difficult to make happen.


Aaaah! Is Perri one of Sarah Shira's patterns???


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: lurv2knit on September 23, 2019 08:24:42 AM


This is Perri! Sheís a gnome who wants to see the sights. Iíve tried to oblige, but things have been a bit difficult to make happen.


Aaaah! Is Perri one of Sarah Shira's patterns???

Yes she is! Iím working on her current Gnome MKAL anD itís awesome and clever!


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: Inselaeffchen on September 23, 2019 08:31:13 AM
Did you do Gnatalie as well?

I've yet to start Gnellie... :o Or any of them really, but they're just adorable!!


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: Eamea on September 23, 2019 05:10:38 PM
Just sent in Echo's application.



Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: deadbathducky on September 24, 2019 06:10:28 AM
I am going to work on my questionnaire to send in for this! I have a Moose called Vic who has been to Japan and would love to visit somewhere else! :D


Edit: This is Vic the Moose when he went to Japan. He even has a twitter!


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: EriChanHime on September 24, 2019 07:53:56 AM
Awww, I'm jealous of all the little visitors preparing to go on their ways. It's nice to know this swap runs periodically, because I don't have it in me to join this round, but I think I'd like to someday. For now, I will just cheer you all on, and then stalk the gallery thread. ;)


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: lurv2knit on September 24, 2019 10:16:14 AM
Did you do Gnatalie as well?

I've yet to start Gnellie... :o Or any of them really, but they're just adorable!!

I have! She was my first one. Iíve made at least one of each of her gnomes.


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: AlishaMisha on September 24, 2019 01:42:49 PM
I am thinking of joining this swap. I have been in 3 previously. However, I have a question about LV requirements. My LV from previous rounds is 6.75" when sitting, but her overall height when standing is 8.75". She is very squishy and ultra joined (legs and arms are just a little bit sewn, so they go in all directions); which means she compacts well and can be put into a bunch of positions needed to put in bags, etc. Do I need to choose a new LV?


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: sweety28303 on September 24, 2019 03:50:31 PM
Aww man! Ive done this swap twice and had a blast. I wish I could join!


Title: Re: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: AlishaMisha on September 24, 2019 04:01:57 PM
Aww man! Ive done this swap twice and had a blast. I wish I could join!

Join anyways! (I have appointed myself as the devil on your shoulder. :P )


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: BigBangMomma on September 24, 2019 04:54:54 PM
Awww, yeah, we've got AlishaMisha on board! We'd love to have sweety.


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: Inselaeffchen on September 25, 2019 02:36:41 AM
We won't be doing much over Winter, definitely no travelling on the list. Question now is: Do we have any "stateside" LVs that would travel to Europe?


Title: Re: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: Smeddley on September 25, 2019 05:41:48 AM
We won't be doing much over Winter, definitely no travelling on the list. Question now is: Do we have any "stateside" LVs that would travel to Europe?

I know we've already swapped, but I'm certainly willing!  :)  Pictures of even regular, everyday things in Europe are fun!


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: deadbathducky on September 25, 2019 05:49:09 AM
I sent in my questionnaire for Vic. I hope we get in!


Title: Re: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: Wildfyre on September 25, 2019 04:34:03 PM
I am thinking of joining this swap. I have been in 3 previously. However, I have a question about LV requirements. My LV from previous rounds is 6.75" when sitting, but her overall height when standing is 8.75". She is very squishy and ultra joined (legs and arms are just a little bit sewn, so they go in all directions); which means she compacts well and can be put into a bunch of positions needed to put in bags, etc. Do I need to choose a new LV?

That sounds fine to me. The biggest thing is a LV needs to be sturdy, small enough to carry easily, and large enough to show up in photos.


Title: Re: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: Wildfyre on September 25, 2019 04:37:33 PM
We won't be doing much over Winter, definitely no travelling on the list. Question now is: Do we have any "stateside" LVs that would travel to Europe?

I don't think we'd have any trouble finding a LV willing to go abroad  :D
If you have time, you should join!


Title: Re: Re: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: Inselaeffchen on September 26, 2019 03:57:49 AM
We won't be doing much over Winter, definitely no travelling on the list. Question now is: Do we have any "stateside" LVs that would travel to Europe?

I don't think we'd have any trouble finding a LV willing to go abroad  :D
If you have time, you should join!

Ok, I will get my questionnaire in this week. :) (Also thanks, Smeddley. ;) )


Title: Re: Re: Re: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: deadbathducky on September 26, 2019 05:17:29 AM
We won't be doing much over Winter, definitely no travelling on the list. Question now is: Do we have any "stateside" LVs that would travel to Europe?

I don't think we'd have any trouble finding a LV willing to go abroad  :D
If you have time, you should join!

Ok, I will get my questionnaire in this week. :) (Also thanks, Smeddley. ;) )

I am also willing, I am in Australia so will be sending International anyway if I get in!  :D


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: Inselaeffchen on September 26, 2019 06:20:30 AM
Ooooh!  Deadbathducky - that would be perfect! I never had one of my LVs going down under!

Will mention that on my questionnaire! ;)


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: Wildfyre on September 27, 2019 06:16:20 PM
Ack! Guys please please please remember.. it is getting very difficult to send LV's somewhere new because so many of our regulars have done this swap a dozen rounds or more. Plus food/animal allergies, willingness to send out of country, etc all make this swap very difficult to partner sometimes. So I really ask that you not get your hearts set on a particular partner.


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: AlishaMisha on September 27, 2019 06:31:06 PM
I have not sent in my form yet, but heads up that I am all for doing a A->B->C, ect.  I don't know if that is easier or not. Oh, and I am from Maine. I am going to get my form in soon, but I have a migraine and my brain is just not functioning right, so I feel like I will mess it up if I do it right now.


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: Smeddley on September 28, 2019 07:42:11 AM
If I get paired with someone I've had before (which I honestly don't mind!) and you've had Dani and want a different LV, I have looooooooots to choose from.  There's Dee, Poe, and AD Pose who have traveled before, and I have a whole shelf full of small stuffies that would be willing to go, from tiny to upper size limit! 

I'm getting excited, there's a LOT going on every weekend in October, and while my LV might not make it in time for the 5Ks next weekend, I do have the week after that off work to go out and have fun!  Hmmm, speaking of, maybe I should change my shipping address from my work address... I use that because we don't have a secure mailbox at home and a super open front porch, so I prefer getting things delivered securely at work, but depending on when my partner sends, I might be home!  We'll talk once we're partnered.  :D  Getting excited, I miss having an LV!


Title: Re: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: Inselaeffchen on September 28, 2019 11:18:54 AM
Ack! Guys please please please remember.. it is getting very difficult to send LV's somewhere new because so many of our regulars have done this swap...
 So I really ask that you not get your hearts set on a particular partner.

I know, sorry! Was just because we both would be sending international. I'm definitely not pushing for it.  :-*


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: BigBangMomma on September 28, 2019 01:01:14 PM
I am so excited to take my LV to watch my daughter's amazing Marching Band and to see the kids play soccer.


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: AlishaMisha on September 28, 2019 03:40:18 PM
Here is Winnie :3 She has traveled 3x to the same awesome swapper (and will do again in the future), but this is her first time traveling elsewhere! She acquired the pierced ears and hoodie on her first trip. :)


Title: Re: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: deadbathducky on September 28, 2019 04:01:16 PM
Ack! Guys please please please remember.. it is getting very difficult to send LV's somewhere new because so many of our regulars have done this swap a dozen rounds or more. Plus food/animal allergies, willingness to send out of country, etc all make this swap very difficult to partner sometimes. So I really ask that you not get your hearts set on a particular partner.



I am totally fine with whoever Vic goes to see, as long as they don't mind him wanting to try all their food. He wont eat a lot, but he sure does love to try new foods haha :D


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: Audania1 on September 28, 2019 09:03:02 PM
Meet Poirot the pug! This will be his first adventure out of our home and he is excited for an adventure!


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on September 28, 2019 10:38:06 PM
So I was just going through my scrapbooks from past swaps, and it looks like Ipo (who I was planning to send) has already been on several adventures, while Iki hasnít been on a journey by herself... and then I remembered Poundcake, who has been on an adventure, but only once.... so probably Iki or Poundcake, unless I can make another little ragdoll before sendouts... Why are these decisions so hard? Hahaha!

(Left to right: Ipo, Iki, Poundcake)




Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: AlishaMisha on September 28, 2019 10:54:10 PM
Mountains and Clouds - Aw, they are all adorable! I particularly like Ipi as she reminds me of my childhood. The Lisa Frank rainbow leopard was my favorite of her creations. Btw, that is a nice uke :) I play as well! I actually went to an overnight camp to play for 8 days over the summer for traditional music. Ooooooo I wish I had an LV during that!


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: BigBangMomma on September 29, 2019 07:05:32 AM
They are all cute, but I think I like Poundcake!


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: Wildfyre on September 29, 2019 06:38:32 PM
If anyone else is planing on joining, get your questionnaires in soon!
Sign ups end tomorrow!


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: seeuudee on September 30, 2019 01:58:48 AM
Questionnaire is on its way - Peanut, that came home with my LV from the last round I played, will be travelling this time.



His arms and legs are wired, so he can be posed :)


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: Inselaeffchen on September 30, 2019 02:58:57 AM
Questionnaire sent! Phew! Sorry for last minute decision there, Wildfyre!


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on September 30, 2019 07:35:01 AM
Me and my younger DD made a list last night of things I should bring my LV to see.  It was a pretty cool list if I do say so myself!  ;D


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: zcrafter on September 30, 2019 09:08:24 AM
Flobot and I are getting excited about partners!



Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: CraftCrazy13 on September 30, 2019 03:53:34 PM
Finally managed to get a decent picture of my LV! This is Daisy:



Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on September 30, 2019 04:24:52 PM
CraftCrazy, your LV is adorable!!!!


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: Wildfyre on September 30, 2019 07:05:17 PM
Sign Up's are CLOSED

I'm off to figure out partners!  ;D


Title: Re: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: Audania1 on September 30, 2019 07:14:23 PM
Sign Up's are CLOSED

I'm off to figure out partners!  ;D


Woohoo!!


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: Wildfyre on September 30, 2019 09:39:03 PM
Ok, everyone should have their partners!
If you have questions, comments, complaints please PM me ASAP


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: AlishaMisha on September 30, 2019 10:55:45 PM
YAY!!!! Partners! Winnie is going from Maine to TN!


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: Inselaeffchen on October 01, 2019 12:55:04 AM
Whoot for partners!

Nessie will get a wee bit of a spa day today before heading out to Australia!! My family is looking forward to hosting Vic the Moose!


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on October 01, 2019 06:48:47 AM
Whoooo hoooo!  I am partnered with BigBangMomma!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :D


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: BigBangMomma on October 01, 2019 09:47:31 AM
Whoooo hoooo!  I am partnered with BigBangMomma!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :D

Hi LBABB!! Mr. Sparkles is so excited to be visiting you!!


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: Audania1 on October 01, 2019 09:52:40 AM
Yay! I'm excited whatthepuck! N.c. will be awesome!


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: zcrafter on October 01, 2019 09:53:47 AM
Can't wait to meet Echo! Flobot is getting packed up for her visit to Eamea's place!


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: Smeddley on October 01, 2019 10:08:26 AM
Can't wait to meet Peanut, gotta get Dani packed and ready for her trip!  You'd think I'd have already done that, but of course not!


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: Wildfyre on October 01, 2019 10:31:46 AM
Elias the goat is ready to head to Ohio! Baranof needed a break from adventuring for a bit :-)



Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: CraftCrazy13 on October 01, 2019 10:57:07 AM
Iím so excited to get started!!! Iím at work, but Iíve been thinking about it all morning!


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on October 01, 2019 02:57:30 PM
Awwwww, I like the goat!  ;D


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: BigBangMomma on October 01, 2019 04:21:43 PM
Awwwww, I like the goat!  ;D

Me too!!! The goat is super cute!


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: lurv2knit on October 01, 2019 04:38:04 PM
Elias the goat is ready to head to Ohio! Baranof needed a break from adventuring for a bit :-)



Canít wait to meet Elias! Perriís excited for Washington and Alaska!


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on October 01, 2019 10:13:03 PM
Iki just got on a plane for Tampa! May the little visitors travel safely and efficiently this week!


Title: Re: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: phoenixfiredesigns on October 01, 2019 11:25:10 PM
Iki just got on a plane for Tampa! May the little visitors travel safely and efficiently this week!
Yay! Zoey is packing up tonight and she's heading out on a jet plane tomorrow bound for just about as far away from me in Florida within the US as one can possibly get! ;D


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: deadbathducky on October 01, 2019 11:26:07 PM
*waves to partner*   ;D


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: BigBangMomma on October 02, 2019 08:03:54 AM
Mr. Sparkles is on his way to New York!


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on October 02, 2019 05:59:59 PM
SuzieQ will be getting mailed out tomorrow-today there were a lot of chores to be done, beardies to be bathed... ;D


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: Wildfyre on October 02, 2019 07:31:27 PM
Send Outs are tomorrow!! Be sure you get your LV on it's way and send a tracking number to both your partner and me. If you are overseas please send a photo of the receipt.  

And we have a gallery! - https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=459491.0 (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=459491.0)


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: Audania1 on October 02, 2019 07:40:35 PM
Poirot will be in the mail before I head to work tomorrow! He is very excited about his journey :-)


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: seeuudee on October 03, 2019 01:10:30 PM
Peanut is on his way :)


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: zcrafter on October 03, 2019 05:15:43 PM
Flobot is en route to eamea. And so it begins . . .


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: Audania1 on October 03, 2019 06:44:31 PM
I sent Poirot this afternoon! Will send the tracking as soon as I'm off work and at home. Yay for new adventures!!


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: AlishaMisha on October 03, 2019 06:47:09 PM
I forgot to mention! For anyone who doesn't have the gallery bookmarked yet: Daisy arrived today from Tennessee to Maine, and they already went on a mini adventure! :)


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: Inselaeffchen on October 04, 2019 02:34:39 AM
I handed Nessie into the post office yesterday, but the uplift had already been (at 3pm.. people work you know!) so won't be going out until today's uplift.



Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: Audania1 on October 04, 2019 06:08:57 PM
I'm so bad! I already sent and keep forgetting to send the tracking! Sending it now.


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on October 04, 2019 10:43:25 PM
Zoey has arrived on Oíahu! Iíll be posting in the gallery shortly... :)


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: deadbathducky on October 04, 2019 11:48:19 PM
Vic the Moose is on his way to the UK! I tried to tell him that some of his favourite chocolate is sold in the UK, but he insisted on taking some as gifts for Inselaeffchen and her family!  ::) :D


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: whatthepuck on October 08, 2019 02:24:04 PM
Poirot is here and went with me to run errands.



Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: Audania1 on October 10, 2019 08:36:16 AM
Amelia arrived yesterday! We ran some errands and then got to experience the joyful power outage most of California is involved in. Day two right now with no power. Also those moon pies were delicious and they are all gone! Lol



Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: LadybugsAndBumblebees on October 15, 2019 04:33:32 PM
Me, DH, and Mr. Sparkles (BBM and I decided, with a bit of help from my DH, that Mr. Sparkles first name is 'Fillmore'.  ;D) went to one of my favorite beaches this weekend-Sunken Meadow beach!  Here's some fun photos:

A windblown Mr. Sparkles in front of the bay water!

Me showing Mr. Sparkles a beautiful shell that some other shells ('slipper shells') were using as their base.  He seemed a bit confused by the entire thing.

There were TONS of slipper shells on the beach that day (snails live in them), and DH looked down and saw this grouping of them with some seaweed attached to the bottom of the group.  He said it looked like a little octopus!
Here's some thumbnails of other things we saw but Mr. Sparkles wasn't in these photos:




Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: Audania1 on October 25, 2019 07:30:36 PM
We are preparing for our third power outage! Jeez! But in the mean time, Amelia got to join us picking pomegranates last weekend and apples today!




Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on October 26, 2019 03:59:43 PM
Aloha all!

Just a note/reminder that we do have a gallery! (And some of the LV's have been having lots of fantastic adventures over there!)

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=459491.0


Title: Re: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: Audania1 on October 26, 2019 04:08:08 PM
Aloha all!

Just a note/reminder that we do have a gallery! (And some of the LV's have been having lots of fantastic adventures over there!)

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=459491.0

Doh! I'm sorry guys!! I'll repost my pictures there. I feel so silly!!


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on October 27, 2019 10:21:10 AM
Aloha all!

Just a note/reminder that we do have a gallery! (And some of the LV's have been having lots of fantastic adventures over there!)

https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=459491.0

Doh! I'm sorry guys!! I'll repost my pictures there. I feel so silly!!

Donít feel silly! Iíve helped organize this swap many times and still do it from time to time! (I just didnít want you to miss out!)


Title: Re: Traveling Little Visitor Swap Round 30 (SU 9/19 -9/30 SO 10/03 and 2/29)
Post by: Mountains and Clouds on December 06, 2019 10:18:36 AM
Repost:
Aloha everyone! Here is the info for the temporary forum to finish the swap!

The link:
https://littlevisitor.forumotion.com


First of all, I apologize if anything is clunky or confusing. I welcome any feedback on issues you might encounter.

I'm asking that you send me a pm on craftster with your username on the site (hopefully the same as on here, to make it easy, but just in case there are problems) when you've registered on the forumotion page. I'm a little bit busy this evening and tomorrow, but should hopefully be able to approve accounts whenever I have a chance to check in between things.

We tried to copy the two threads (discussion and gallery) so they are basically the same as here. To keep it simple, please do not add any new topics or threads in the forum (just reply in the two that are already there).

I do not believe the site includes photo hosting, so you will have to post photos on another host (flickr, imgur, instagram, etc.) and embed or link them in the new threads.  

Please let me know if you have any questions! Again, I might not be able to respond right away, but I will respond as soon as I can!

Again, the new forum is here:
https://littlevisitor.forumotion.com